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Very good comment...

Don't forget though, that ancient Israel was around for a long time, a lot longer than the United States has been. They were conquered, and freed themselves, and conquered again (etc.) several times.

As you point out the Babylonian economic system (as well as ancient Egyptian empire, etc.) throughout the history of ancient Israel, and to this day, is all about debt-slavery.

Israel on the other hand, enjoyed a comparatively tremendous amount of economic and individual freedom. It was much more of a free market than today.

Like today, I'm sure there were plenty of folks who just didn't 'get it' and advocated for what were essentially socialist policies, and worshipping false idols, etc., etc...
Between those normal social-economic pressures, and fighting off aspiring (and successful) conquerors, the freedom enjoyed in ancient Israel could not last forever...
By the time Yeshua the Messiah came around, the evil-empire had taken over again. Basically, Pharaoh (Caesar, i.e.- man on thrown who declares himself god) had the Jews back in slavery, and again like Moses, G-d sent His people a Savior.

But ancient Israel did last a lot longer than the US has so far...

Thanks, and G-d bless...

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